Allied Warships

HMS Ruskholm (T 211)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 211 
Built byGoole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered15 Mar 1941 
Laid down14 Aug 1941 
Launched4 Feb 1942 
Commissioned12 May 1942 
End service 

Sold to the Portugese Navy on 2 September 1949.


Commands listed for HMS Ruskholm (T 211)

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1T/Lt. Thomas Grange Hornsby, RNR22 Apr 1942early 1943
2T/Lt. Robert Erskine, RNVRearly 1943mid 1943
3T/S.Lt. Thomas Paul Bush, RNVRmid 19431 Apr 1944
4T/S.Lt. Reginald Victor Brown, RNVR1 Apr 1944Jul 1945
5J Westwood, RNVRJul 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Ruskholm include:

27 May 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Algiers with HMS Stroma (A/Skr.Lt. J.S. Harper, RNR) and HMS Ruskholm (T/Lt. R. Erskine, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18255 + ADM 199/639

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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